Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bacon, Chicken, and Sun Dried Tomatoes Macaroni and Cheese

I made this decadent and rich macaroni and cheese recipe during the last snow storm.  There is something about being stuck inside all day because of cold weather that makes me want to eat comfort food.  I nibbled on this gooey goodness and chocolate for two days.

If I lived in a cold climate like Norway I'd probably gain at least ten pounds every winter.  I used orecchiette pasta.  I think it is adorable.  There are many, many shapes and sizes.  There are some I have never seen before, like garganelli, riceioli di sfoglia, and spighe.  I need to spend more time in gourmet grocery stores.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Scallops and Chorizo

I'm posting this recipe from Belize!  I wrote the post the week before coming, so I can't really say how the trip is going.  I'm sure I'm having a wonderful time.

This is another recipe from Nigella Express.  I have already posted a macaroni and cheese recipe and a curry meatball recipe.   The curry meatball recipe may sound questionable, but it was really delicious.  Over a year ago I posted chocolate cookies from Nigella Express.  It is one of my favorite cookie recipes.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Roasted Broccoli and Lemon and Almonds

Doesn't this dish look healthy and attractive?  The colors are bright and green.  It looks very nourishing.

I like eating broccoli because it's like eating little trees.  Roasted broccoli is the best because it isn't mushy, but I don't turn my nose up to steamed broccoli either.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This will be my only Valentine's Day themed food post this year.  I rarely make special foods for holidays.  It's even rare that post a recipe for large holidays like Thanksgiving.  I don't prepare my own holiday meals, and I'm usually too lazy to plan ahead and make it just for my blog.

According to wikipedia, flourless chocolate cakes are made from "an aerated chocolate custard."  They are cooked at low temperatures in a bain-marie.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

Chocolate Banana Pancakes with Caramel Bits

My parents, brother, and sister in-law have been planning a trip to Belize for a few months.  They are going this month with a group.  I learned last month that someone in their group cancelled.  I'm always excited for a trip, so I bought their spot.

The details of the trip were already set when I joined.  It's a nice way to travel because I haven't done any preparation.  A consequence of this is that I'm not sure what we are doing.  The warm weather alone is one reason I'm excited.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Mellow Meatballs

This has been a weird work week.  On Monday and Tuesday, I teleworked because there was over two feet of snow.  On Wednesday and Thursday there was a three hour delay.  That means people arrived three hours after their regularly scheduled arrival time.

On Friday, I had a meeting all day.  The meeting started an hour after I usually start working.  This whole week I have gotten up at the same time I usually do but have had at least an hour extra to do things.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sour-Cream Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

I'm back in the pancake game with a vengeance.  There seems to be no end to the possible pancake variations.  I have posted apple, pecan, and raisin pancakes, chocolate blueberry pancakes, dried cherry and almond chocolate pancakes, coconut banana pancakes, and pumpkin pancakes with chocolate chip cookies.

Most of the pancake recipes I have posted were been fantastic with two exceptions.  The sweet potato pancakes and cake batter pancakes left lots to be desired.  They both had eggy and dense textures.  I made both as directed so I'm faulting the recipes.